Game #54 Durant2 vs Dreamer

I played :

Protectorate Army – 75 / 75 points
[Theme] The Creator’s Might

(Durant 2) Sovereign Tristan Durant [+28]
– Crusader [10]
– Crusader [10]
– Dervish [7]
– Dervish [7]
– Dervish [7]
– Reckoner [16]
The Covenant of Menoth [0(4)]
Vassal of Menoth [0(3)]
Vassal of Menoth [0(3)]
Wrack [1]
Wrack [1]
Choir of Menoth (min) [4]
Choir of Menoth (min) [4]
Vessel of Judgment [18]
Vessel of Judgment [18]


Grymkin Army – 75 / 75 points
[Theme] Dark Menagerie

(Dreamer 1) The Dreamer [+28]
– Cage Rager [14]
– Crabbit [0(n/a)]
– Crabbits (2) [7]
– Gorehound [6]
– Gorehound [6]
– Rattler [8]
– Rattler [8]
– Skin & Moans [15]
– Skin & Moans [15]
Gremlin Swarm [0(3)]
Gremlin Swarm [0(3)]
Gremlin Swarm [0(3)]
Gremlin Swarm [0(3)]
Lady Karianna Rose [4]
Dread Rots (min) [7]
Death Knell [13]

Grymkin was lead by Tomasz Tutaj – one of the best Polish players.
Tomek won all his WTC games with this list..
It will not be easy.

I’m going first.

Deployment :

Reckoner started with Inviolable Resolve on himself (theme bonus).
Whole my army ran forward as far as possible – even Durant.

Grymkin ran into positions.
Skin & Moans hide behind the forest.
Dreamer cast Artifice of Deviation to give the cover to several beasts.

End of 1st round :

Choir said Shielding.
Jacks and BE ran to the zones.
Dervishes have been slightly behind – for a possible counterattack.

Gorehound charged at Dervish and pulled him closer to Skin & Moans.
Skin & Moans just charged and destroyed Dervish.
Dreamer cast Abyssal Gate on left BE and placed it outside the zone.
Phantasm came to block BE movement.
Gremlin Swarms ran b2b with my Jacks.

0-1 on the scenario.

End of 2nd round :

Durant cast 2x Cleansing Fire on my Jacks (to kill Gremlin Swarms).
After this action, he said FEAT and cast Manifest Destiny.
Left Crusader killed Skin & Moans.
BE came back to the left zone.
I put a reckoner to lure the other one Skin & Moans.

Dread Rots and Gorehound destroyed BE on the left.
Cage Rager smashed Crusader.
Skin & Moans took care of Reckoner – as I wanted.

0-2 on the scenario.

End of 3rd round :

BE and Dervish took care about things that blocked the Crusader.
Crusader killed Skin & Moans.
Vassal ran to contest left zone.

1-2 on the scenario.

Dreamer cast Abyssal Gate at Crusader.
Cage Rager charged and destroyed my Jack.
Crabbit came to contest my right zone.

1-3 on the scenario.

End of 4th round :

Choir member ran to contest left zone.
I killed the Crabbit in my zone and BE scored a point.

2-3 on the scenario.

Tomek killed what was possible to kill.
Phantasm came to contest the right zone.

2-4 on the scenario

End of 5th round :

BE started to shot at Phantasms and Crabbit.
Durant ran away from Dread Rots.

Grymkin killed whole my support.
Death Knell charged at my BE and he did a HUGE dmg to it, due to Finisher.

End of 6th round :

Tomek does not have to do anything to win.
We are finishing the game.

I lost the game 4-8 on the scenario.

End of the game :

What does my opponent have to say about the game?

“My list is same as I played at WTC. I belive dreamer is best caster in Grim kin army, becose she hlps in every aspect and she is hard to kill.

My plan was simple, I wanted to win on scenario, his battle engines are easy to kill if I will be able to teleport them.

I deployed pretty wide that I could choose which Flank I will put preasure. Whole game went as I wanted, I wasn’t losing to much I could give corpses for skins so they could be hard to kill.

Phantasm did they job which is nice, the hardest thing about them is to remember to put them and plan turns in advance. I think Menoth is not able to fight against Grimkins without infantry, if I can play against Cygnar with her, Menoth should be easier it is all based on threat ranges which are much smaller.”

A few words after game :

  • Unfortunately, as Tomek said, it was not an easy match for me.
    In a few situations I felt really helpless.
  • I wanted to check Durant and unfortunately his army is too slow for me.
    Amon simply does everything better than him.
  • Manifest Destiny is a great spell.
    If only Durant could speed up his Jacks somehow …

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